The Osun State government has revealed a patient is missing from its isolation centre after a headcount was conducted.
Several reports had gone viral on Saturday morning about 6 isolated patients escaping from the state’s isolation Centre.
The Osun State Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs. Funke Egbemode denied the reports in a statement, disclosing that only a patient is missing from the centre.
“Recall that about a week ago, we received 127 returnees from Ivory Coast and we have kept them since then to avoid community transfer of the virus.
“This morning we embarked on a headcount and found out that only one person could not be accounted for by officials stationed at the Isolation centre out of the 127 persons.
“The State Government is currently investigating the matter and will ensure that the missing person is brought back to the Isolation centre and we will also ensure we trace all his contacts.
“We want to reiterate that any official(s) found culpable will also be dealt with accordingly.
“We implore members of the public to discountenance the alarm being raised. We will continue to do everything to protect the lives of our citizens in this fight against Coronavirus,” she said.